Tuesday, July 04, 2006

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Our 4th of July project. Home Made playdoh!

The recipe is a GREAT one! It turned out perfect soo here it is!

2 C. Flour
2 C. Water
1 C. Salt
2 TBSP vegie oil
4 tsp cream of tarter (this is about $3 a jar in the spice section at the grocery store but it will make several batches)
Food coloring - be GENEROUS if you want bright colors
extracts (for scents - optional)

Mix ALL ingredients EXCEPT EXTRACTS and cook over LOW heat for about 5 minutes. (Add the color to the water and mix in - you will get a more uniform color - RED doesn't work well - you will get dark pink - but my kids didn't seem to mind. Also you won't stain your hands with this method when it comes to kneading it. )

When you get to a gooey thick stage - mostly smooth, transfer to your mixer (this will save your hands since it will be HOT) slowly add a little more flour until you get a snickerdoodle cookie texture - you want to keep adding flour until it doesn't stick to your hands. (You could probably adjust the recipe to 3 C flour to skip this part , But this is really not as hard as I am making it sound) Now is also the time to add extracts for scents. Our white dough smells like lemons!

After it's mixed it will be pleasantly warm. Cover your table with plastic (NO NEWSPAPER - the print will transfer) flour up the kids hands and your own, and go to town kneading it more and playing!

Let it cool COMPLETELY before storing in an airtight container to plastic baggies - otherwise it will get nasty and sticky.

The kids will LOVE it! I guarantee it!

1 comment:

janjanmom said...

You are a good momma!! It looks red to me, the joy of pictures. Soon I will put on my good momma hat and plant some seeds a good friend sent me and make play-dough!! ( ;